President Obama’s announcement that “the Federal Government will reduce greenhouse gas pollution from indirect sources, such as employee travel and commuting, by 13 percent by 2020” was read as an attack on business travel by the U.S. Travel Association, the National Business Travel Association, and other industry observers. After the White House released the statement July 20, U.S. Travel reacted by calling it an effort “to arbitrarily curb business travel by government employees in an ...

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